International Education

O'Dowd Hall, Room 328
586 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
(location map)
(248) 370-2889

Office hours
Mon - Fri: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Virtual advising hours
Mon - Fri: 9 a.m. - noon and 1 - 4 p.m.

Alex Zimmerman, Director
(248) 370-2843

For more information, contact:

Dr. Gary Barber
(248) 370-2184

Marianne Donoghue
320 EC
(248) 370-3004

Dr. Lianxiang Yang
410 EC
(248) 370-2283

Engineering at BISTU in Beijing

Participate in a 6-week project in Beijing, China with Chinese professors and students during the Summer.

Where You
Will Be

Students will study abroad in Beijing, China at the Beijing Information Science and Technology University (BISTU).

What You
Will Do
and learn

Students will participate in a project with Chinese professors and students. Four credits will transfer to Oakland University as a professional elective. Cultural tours include Beijing, The Great Wall of China and The Forbidden City. Students will perform a research project in a BISTU lab.

What To

Pack for warm weather and classroom.


Open to School of Engineering and Computer Science students only. A transcript and one paragraph essay describing interest in the program is required. Financial Support is likely available for air travel, accommodations and sightseeing. Students can apply for $1,000 scholarship given by the SECS Dean. A 3.0 GPA is required for scholarships.

Engineering at BISTU in Beijing
Number of Credits4
Program CostBISTU credits are about 25 percent the cost of OU credits, approximately $520. Payment is made to BISTU.
Application CostN/A
Books and suppliesNo cost
AccommodationsBISTU dorm or Hotel $10 - $20 per day, approximately $900
Extra costsTBD